Keep healthy-eating in check with this simple low-fat Santa Fe Falafel sandwich recipe.Cal/Serv: 288 Yields: 4 Prep Time: 0:20 Cook Time: 0:06 Total Time: 0:26 Ingredients 1 can Anasazi or pinto beans 1/2 c. shredded reduced-fat pepper-jack cheese 1/2 c. baked tortilla chips 3 scallions 1/4 c. finely chopped red bell pepper 1/4 c. Chopped cilantro 1 clove garlic 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. salt 1 large egg white 8 whole-wheat pitas 8 slice red onion 8 slice plum tomato 1 c. Shredded romaine lettuce c. reduced-fat sour cream 1/2 tsp. lime zest 1 tsp. lime juice Accompaniment: Carrot, Radish, and Grapefruit Salad Directions
- Place beans in a medium bowl and mash with a fork until a coarse puree forms. Add cheese, tortilla chips, scallions, bell pepper, cilantro, garlic, chili powder, salt, and egg white; stir until well combined. Shape 1/4 cupfuls into 8 (3-inch) patties.
- Spray a nonstick griddle or large skillet with olive oil cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Cook falafel 2 to 3 minutes per side, until browned and heated through.
- Place a falafel in each pita with a slice each of onion and tomato, and shredded lettuce. Serve with lime sour cream and Carrot, Radish, and Grapefruit Salad.